NASHVILLE, Tenn. – iHeartMedia Communities, the community engagement brand of iHeartMedia, and Nashville’s The BIG 98 Country radio station, have announced the fundraising total from its third annual Songs & Stories for St. Jude, a live concert and auction that raised funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The BIG 98 held the benefit event on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 and raised more than $16,000 for the charity through donated auction items, tickets sales and donations. More than 400 guests attended the four-hour event, which was hosted by The BIG 98 on-air personality Amy Paige. Concert attendees enjoyed special performances from the critically acclaimed Bobby Bones Show band, The Raging Idiots, plus Country artists including Chris DeStefano, Josh Osborne, Lee Miller, The Warren Brothers, Jon Randall, Jimmy Robbins, Jessi Alexander and Natalie Hemby.
The Country songwriters shared personal insight behind their successful songs, plus inspirational stories about children undergoing treatment and care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A silent and live auction featuring autographed memorabilia, donated items by Country artists and exclusive Country music experiences.
“Coming from someone who talks for a living, I’m speechless. There’s so much heart in Nashville and The BIG 98 is so grateful,” said Amy Paige, The BIG 98’s midday personality. “St. Jude can continue to provide hope and treatment to families at no cost! Our community knows no limits when it comes to helping others. I’m so proud and cannot thank the Nashville community enough!”
Over the last 26 years, The Big 98 has raised over $5 million to help fund St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s pediatric research and treatment programs. Country fans can learn more about the event and view photos by visiting www.thebig98.com/features/songs-stories-383.